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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

Poyang Lake Wetlands Management Report

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30 Dec 2010 | News story

PNN Defensores del Chaco

Make sure the poor don’t miss out on REDD, says IUCN

Governments need to put more attention and resources into making sure vulnerable people get their fair share of benefits from REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), according to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

07 Dec 2010 | International news release

Deforestation and land degradation in Tsorona, Eritrea

Bring back lost and degraded forests, says IUCN

Preliminary analysis shows that an estimated 1.5 billion hectares of the world’s lost and degraded forests, an area almost the size of Russia, could be restored. This is the result of the latest global research, which now needs to be expanded at a national level to identify specific on the ground opportunities, says IUCN.   …  

04 Dec 2010 | International news release

IUCN welcomes five new members in China

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26 Nov 2010 | Article

Sumatran Tiger with visible snare wounds,
Medan Zoo, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Tackling the tiger crisis

Crucial talks to bring Asia’s most iconic animal, the tiger, back from the brink of extinction are taking place in St Petersburg, Russia, from 21 to 24 November. The International Tiger Forum, hosted by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, includes leaders from 13 countries which still have wild tigers, along with conservation organizations including IUCN. They are expected to adopt a high-level declaration and a global recovery plan to save this critically endangered animal. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Ecosystem services for China’s wealth

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefevre visited Beijing last week to attend the 2010 Annual General Meeting of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environmental and Development (CCICED). At the meeting’s open forum, she gave a speech on “The Value of Nature for China’s Green Development”. …  

15 Nov 2010 | Downloads - document

A giant panda in the Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuary, World Heritage Site, China

Home of the giant panda

Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, People's Republic of China …  

09 Nov 2010 | Fact sheet

IUCN China Work Group 1st Meeting (Sep 2010)

China IUCN Work Group

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27 Oct 2010 | News story

Eichhornia crassipes (Pontederiaceae), one of the worst Invasive Alien Species

Plant conservation progress in Asia

A new report from IUCN suggests that combining conservation, using plant diversity sustainably with a focus on poverty alleviation should be the future strategy for plant conservation in Asia. It emphasizes that the sustainable use of plants should be integrated in development plans, and climate change adaption and regional cooperation are also vital components for conserving plant diversity. …   | French | Spanish | Chinese

26 Oct 2010 | International news release